MBC dramas have been part of the Korean wave. MBC dramas are exported to 30 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Dae Jang Geum has high audience ratings in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; its popularity has continued in 50 countries, including Japan. Other dramas that have enjoyed high viewership include Jumong, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Yi San and the recent drama, Queen Seondeok.
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MBC’s reality program Infinite Challenge has enjoyed high ratings for three consecutive years.
Another recent popular show program is called I Am A Singer in which seven top professional singers compete with each other. Every week each singer is given a specific song from one of the other singers to sing in his or her own creative way.
Current Affairs and Documentaries
MBC documentaries encompass a wide range of issues, from foreign affairs to the environment. PD Notebook premiered in 1990, and has since earned notoriety for its investigations from a journalistic standpoint. MBC current-affairs and documentary programs have won recognition from the New York and Banff TV Festivals, the Asian TV Awards, ABU Prizes, Earth Vision and the Japan Wildlife Festival.
News and Sports
MBC has 19 regional stations in Korea, 9 permanent overseas bureaus, and service arrangements with CNN, APTN, Reuters TV and NBC. It also produces news-analysis programs such as News Magazine 2580, News Who, 100-Minute Debate, Economy Magazine, Global Report and North Korea Report covering the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.